Research

 

My recent and current research activities focus on both Energy Humanities and representations of violence in Irish literature -- specifically novels devoted to the Easter Rising of 1916. I am interested in how a traumatic and significant historical events that involved violence comes to be presented in narrative: narrative that is also concerned with issues of national identity and masculinity.

Below are links to some of my publications that showcase these interests.

"Offshore Rig" (co-author, Dr. Fiona Polack) in Fueling Culture

Love/Hate: A “Lethal Cocktail” for Post-Celtic Tiger Consumption

Shadows of the Gunmen: Violence and Culture in Modern Ireland

Violence and Ontological Doubt in John McGahern's ‘The Stoat'

Pity vs. Fear: Performing Violence in Aeschylus’s Oresteia and Contemporary Irish Drama

The Language of Violence in Robert McLiam Wilson’s Eureka Street

Liam O’Flaherty’s The Martyr and the Risks of Satire

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